Recollections Vintage Ballet Dancer Ornament
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Recollections Vintage Ballet Dancer Ornament

Make the most out of your favorite prints—cut out icons from The Ballet paper pad and make them into treasured ornaments!

Designed by Celeste Crockett courtesy of DCWV.

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Ballet
  • Celebrate It® Sheer Ribbon, 5/8" – Purple
  • Acrylic Beads – Purple
  • Eye Pins
  • Spacer Beads
  • Jump Rings
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Paper Piercer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Project Instructions

Find the ballet dancer in the Ballet paper pad and cut her out from the page. Adhere her to a coordinating piece of paper from the stack (with prints facing out on both) and cut out around the dancer again. Set aside momentarily.

Thread a spacer bead onto the end of your first eye pin and let it fall flush against the “eye”. Next, thread on your purple bead and, using your pliers, neatly wrap the length of the eye pin around the bead a few times until you are left with a small end. Note: be sure that the end of your eye pin is either near the top or the bottom hole so that it can be hidden under one of your spacer beads. Repeat this process with an additional eye pin and spacer bead, on the opposite hole. Be sure that the ends of your eye pins are tucked under the spacer beads.

Use your paper piercer to make a hole in the top of the ballerina shape. Insert a jump ring through the hole, attach it to one of your eye pins attached to your purple bead and close the jump ring. Attach the sheer ribbon through the other eye pin, making it long enough to hang from your tree branch and tie a knot at the top.


Look for the other icons in this stack to use as ornaments for your tree!